ISO/TC 262 AG 1 Communications

The purpose of ISO/TC 262 AG 1 was promoting and raising awareness of the TC 262 work program and assisting the work of TC 262 through effective communication and consultation with stakeholders.

Dr. Frank Herdmann  (auxilium@herdmann.de) was appointed Head of the communications Group. His term ended as scheduled on December 31st, 2017. 

.In July 2015 ISO/TC 262/AG 01 adopted its Communication Plan which was updated in December 2015, October 2016 and January 2017. The content of the Website was controlled by an Editorial Board elected by the group. ISO/TC AG 1 was replaced by ISO/TC 262 TG 02  holding its first WebEx meeting on February 27th, 2018.

Ad-hoc and Study Groups

ISOTC 262 AG 2 Strategic Advisory Group

This ad hoc group was created by TC 262 on October 21st, 2016 and tasked to:

  • Review the Strategic Business Plan (»SBP«)
  • Canvass TC 262 members to gather clear ideas for future risk management related standards
  • Make recommendations on the numbering and titling of documents produced by TC 262

The Group submitted its report to the TC on May 12st, 2017 and was disbanded by the Chair at ist Sunnyvale Meeting in July 2017.

Ad-hoc Study Group on Human and Cultural Factors

This ad hoc group was created in November 2014. The group was tasked with investigating material that already exists around the world in relation to the impact of human and cultural factors on risk and risk management and to define the scope and structure of a possible new work item in relation to this subject. The finidings of this group was was used as input for drafting CD 2 and CD 3 in the Revision of ISO 31000 and the group dissolved.

Ad-hoc Study Group on Risk Management Maturity

This ad-hoc group was created in November 2014. The group wass tasked with reviewing risk maturity models and thereafter define the scope and structure of a possible new work item in relation to this subject. The finidings of this group was was used as input for drafting CD 2 and CD 3 in the Revision of ISO 31000 and the group dissolved.

The Founding Chairman

When ISO/TC 262 was established by the ISO Technical Management Board as a full Technical Committee in August 2012


Kevin W. Knight AM from Australia was appointed chairman.


He was a founding member of the Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Joint Technical Committee that produced the original AS/NZS 4360 Risk Management and he chaired the ISO Working Group that developed ISO 31000:2009 Risk management.

In his final message as chairman Kevin put special emphasis on the large number of participating and observing members bringing together subject matter experts with wide experience and knowledge which is also demonstrated by the wide acceptance of ISO 31000 globally.


Kevin’s term ended as scheduled on December 31st, 2016.


At the end of the last TC 262 planary Meeting chaired by him the members thanked Kevin as their true Ambassador of Risk Management. He gave an interview for isotc262.org revealing his highlights and disapointments in risk management.

MagharSecretary of TC 262 during Kevin’s term was Mick Maghar of BSI.


WG 4 Supply Chain Risk

ISO/TC 262/WG 4 Supply Chain Risk was established by TC 262 ballot that was closed on March 20th, 2015. Its scope was »to develop a standard entitled “Managing Supply Chain Risk – a Compilation of Best Practices“«.



Dr. Marc Siegel from ASIS was appointed convenor.


The new standard was to provide guidance and current best practices for developping and embedding a framework and process  of risk management in supply chain management applicable to any type of organization, and its supply chain, regardless of size.

The working group was disbanded in Nov. 2016 on formal grounds. More >

WG 3 Disruption Related Risk 

ISO/TC 262/WG 3 Disruption Related Risk was established by TC 262 resolution 2014/08 in 2014. Its scope was »to develop a standard entitled “Disruption Related Risk“«.



Michael Tarrant from Australia who succeded Roger Estall from New Zealand was last convenor.


The new standard was intended to be consistent with ISO 31000 and to be designed to be a com­panion standard, providing guidance on working with this type of risk applicable to both organizational and social objectives.

The working Group was disbanded in Nov. 2016 on formal grounds. More >

WG 1 ISO 31004

ISO/TC 262/WG 1 ISO 31004 was created at the first meeting after the transition from ISO/PC 262 to ISO/TC 262 in September 2012 in Sydney. Its scope was to develop a document entitled, Risk management – Guidance for the implemen-tation of ISO 31000.



Jan Mattingly from Canada was appointed convenor.


WG 1 developed ISO/TR 31004:2013 Risk management – Guidance for the implementation of ISO 31000 which was published in on October 15th, 2013. It provides guidance for organizations on managing risk effectively by imple-menting ISO 31000:2009 and provides:

  • a structured approach for organizations to transition their risk manage-ment arrangements in order to be consistent with ISO 31000, in a manner tailored to the characteristics of the organization;
  • an explanation of the underlying concepts of ISO 31000;
  • guidance on aspects of the principles and risk management framework that are described in ISO 31000.

ISO/TR 31004:2013 can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual. It is not specific to any industry or sector, or to any particular type of risk, and can be applied to all activities and to all parts of organizations.

At its meeting in Chicago in September 2013 ISO/TC 262 with Resolution 2013/13 thanked the convenor and members of WG 1 for the successful completion of their task and formally dissolved the WG.

The Beginning

ISO was founded in 1946 by delegates from 25 countries and begann operating in February 1947. Today, it consists of a network of over  150 national bodies representing standardization in their countries.

In June 2005 ISO TMB (Technical Management Board) established a Working Group which was asked to write ISO 31000 and to revise  ISO/IEC Guide 73:2002 which became ISO Guide 73:2009. ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines was published on November 15th, 2009. It was broadly leaning on the Australian New Zealand standard AS/NZS 4360.

In February 2011 ISO TMB established a Project Committee (PC) to develop guidance in the implementation of ISO 31000 and in August 2012 it converted the PC into a full Technical Committee (TC) which became ISO/TC 262 and finalized the work of the PC. ISO/TR 31004:2013 Risk management – Guidance for the implementation of ISO 31000 was published on October 15th, 2013.